Fiscal Year 2016 Homeland Security Appropriations Positive for CBP, Increases Technology Investment

The Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.R. 2029) for FY 2016, includes the following measures in support of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Trade and Travel Facilitation and Border Security Mission. The Agency as a whole received $13 Billion.​

  • $3.4B for Border Security Inspections and Trade Faciliation
  • $829M for Automation Modernization, including:
    • $10,000,000 for marked for Revenue Modernization, (with the goal of eliminating cash transactions by 2020).
    • $363,728,000 appropriated for Information Technology.
    • $122, 669,000 appropriated for Automated Targeting Systems.
    • $151,184,000 for the development of the Automated Commercial Environment / International Trade Data System (ITDS).
  • $86M for recapitalization of Non-Intrusive Inspection Equipment
  • $3.7B for Border Security and Control between ports of entry

Additional language from a corresponding Senate report discusses the advancement of the Centers of Excellence and Expertise, Land Border Integration (Integrated Traveler Initiative), and advancements in the SW border rail environment.

A more detailed description of the CBP budget can be found here

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